Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
29 Sep 2022

Here’s How Borders Benefit your Landscape

Your landscaping at your home is an investment, and to ensure that investment is protected, it is important that you create a border for your landscape. Not only are landscape borders functional (they keep invasive grass out of your beds and keep your landscape plants in,) but they also look great and, if done correctly, complement your landscape.

When it comes to landscape borders, there are many choices (drop-edge, steel edge, composite, and stone). In today’s video Ken Hyatt, our Founder and President, show you all you need to know about the various types and details of our preferred style (and how we install them in our projects.)

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If you are thinking about a landscape project, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation and Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

26 Sep 2022

Our Top Tips to Introduce Fall Color in Your Lawn

Fall officially arrived in North Texas last Thursday. This week, our temperatures are coming down, so people are thinking about getting out and adding color to their lawns (this time of year, most flower beds and borders are beginning to look tired from our long hot summer.)

It might seem counterintuitive, but fall is one of the best times to start a new landscape because your soil is still warm while our temperatures cool. This weather pattern means your plants lose less moisture through their leaves, leading to strong root growth and, in the long run, a healthier plant.

Fall is also a great time to introduce color to your yard. Our local nurseries, grocery, and hardware stores have a plentiful supply of colorful plants, and many local churches host pumpkin patches.

Here are a few of our favorites if you want to introduce some color to prepare your home for fall.

Pansies: In North Texas, if you want colorful blooms over the colder months, your go-to flower is pansies. This hardy plant can weather our crazy winters with single-digit temperatures and wintry precipitation one day and sunny weather a few days later. They can bounce back and bloom after the coldest of spells with a bit of sunshine. They will do their best with a high phosphorous fertilizer (5-30-5 ratio.) Like most flowers, they prefer loose, well-drained soil so they don’t stay wet after watering. An easy way to accomplish that is to add potting soil to the bed. Pansies are like candy to rabbits, so if you have a large population in your area, it may be challenging to grow them.

Violas: They have pansy-like blooms, except the blooms are tiny. You can plant these in similar conditions to pansies.

Mums: These are lovely fall plants. Like azaleas, they only bloom a few weeks out of the year, but when they bloom, they look great, especially with pumpkins.

Kale & Cabbage: Oddly enough, if you have rabbit problems, you are safe planting kale or cabbage. Rabbits would rather eat your pansies versus eating your vegetables! They aren’t as colorful as pansies but easy to grow. Trim off the blooms to make them look nice later in the spring.

Cyclamen: These are beautiful, delicate flowers, but our North Texas winters can be too harsh for them. I recommend planting a few for a nice change of color on your lawn or landscape.

Pumpkins & Gourds: An easy way to introduce a burst of color is by purchasing some pumpkins or gourds at a local pumpkin patch (a lot of local churches help raise money for their ongoing charity efforts by operating pumpkin patches at this time of year.)

If you are thinking about a landscape project, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation and Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

19 Sep 2022

Fall Lawn Update for North Texas

What a summer! Blistering hot and dry for months, followed by some heavy later summer rain. You got to love our North Texas weather.

In this video, our President and Founder, Ken Hyatt, shares an update on what we’re doing in our lawn health customers’ lawns this fall and what you should watch out for based on our summer to ensure your lawn stays in optimal health.

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Founded in 1980, we are a family owned and operated lawn and landscape company. We would love to earn your business if you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn’s health. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

15 Sep 2022
IRRIGATION REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Fall Watering Guide for North Texas

Fall arrives in North Texas on September 22nd, so it is time to make sure your sprinkler system is ready for proper fall watering.

In fall, your soil loses about ½ the water it loses in the summer, so the easiest thing to do is to set the controller to only one day per week with three 10-minute bursts.

We recommend that you water in ten-minute bursts one day per week at 2 am, 4 am, and 6 am during the fall.

You can download our free watering guide here.

If your controller has a seasonal adjust percentage, you can set it to 50% of your summer watering schedule

Important Note for Rotary Head Sprinklers and Drip Systems:
If you have rotary head sprinklers (they slowly turn and send out long streams of water), we recommend running twice as long as you would regular sprinklers since it takes them longer to put out the same amount of water. Drip Zones (drip systems work by maintaining a level of moisture in the soil.) We recommend that they run daily or close to it (roughly 5 minutes per day in the fall.) Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to ensure they get the appropriate amount of water.

If you need help with your sprinkler system give us a call at 972-495-6990. We offer affordable sprinkler tune-up visits as well as Irrigation Packages for the customer who wants a true worry-free lawn care service.

13 Sep 2022

New Landscape Tour – Daniel & Jen in Murphy

Daniel and Jen in Murphy contacted us to help reimagine their landscape after they lost most of their plants in last year’s freeze (all they had left were a few worn-out holly hedges.) The couple, who were a pleasure to work with, wanted those replaced with something that would be easier to maintain and withstand North Texas winter freezes and blazing summer heat. Their other ask was to remove their old, rusted steel edging by installing a new stone border.

Over the years, we’ve worked with many landscape customers, some of whom like us to do everything, and others want to be part of the process. Daniel and Jen were the latter, and we had a lot of fun collaborating on what plants would be best and where we would place them in the final landscape (which we love because we know when the project is done, we have created the landscape the exact way they wanted.)

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As you can see in the video and before and after photos, the result turned out great. Daniel and Jen are delighted with the results and raved about Hannah and her Landscape Team. The couple went on to say that anytime they asked for a change, no matter if it was Hannah, Darrius, or Manny, the team said yes and did it with a big smile which they loved because a lot of contractors will grumble and roll their eyes when asked to make changes. They loved our work and team so much that they have already recommended our landscape services to a co-worker and told other friends who were thinking about a landscape to call us.

At Village Green, we know a landscape is an investment in the future of your home, so we make it a point to take the extra steps to deliver on our mission to grow plants, people, and relationships so we end up with happy customers like Daniel and Jen.

If you are thinking about a landscape project, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation & Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

06 Sep 2022

Landscape Tour Revisit – Steve & Cathy in Richardson

Today we wanted to revisit Steve and Cathy’s landscape project in Richardson. At Village Green, we know a landscape is an investment in the future of your home, so we make it a point to revisit our projects to ensure the landscape is progressing as planned and that our customers are happy with the results. Taking the extra step is essential to us because our underlying mission at Village Green is to grow plants, people, and relationships.

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An added benefit of revisiting a project is capturing video and photos of how a landscape looks once it gets properly established. This helps us illustrate to current landscape customers how their landscape will look after a year.

Below is our original Landscape Tour for this project after our installation which really illustrates how different your landscape will look after a year.

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If you are thinking about a landscape project and would be interested in working with Village Green, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation & Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com to schedule a complimentary landscape consultation.